Pictured Left to Right:  Robbie Marsh, Exec. Director,  Meredith Lusk,  Wanda Caffery, Governor Ralph Northam,  Dr. Drury Stith,  Crystal Hart, Shawn Hart,  Penny Fluhart, David Fluhart.  

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards banquet Monday night at the Workforce Development Center at Eastern Shore Community College.  Governor Ralph Northam was on hand to present the awards.

The award for Distinguished Service went to Wanda Caffrey of A&N Title and Settlement Company in Exmore and Chincoteague for her work on the Essentials publication, an annual magazine published by the Chamber.

The Chairman’s Award went to David and Penny Fluhart of Quinby for their outstanding record of community service with the Wachapreague Fire Company and many other local organizations.

The Small Business Persons of the year were Shawn and Crystal Hart of the famous Exmore Diner for their long time work at one of the Shore’s most popular eateries.

The Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Dr. Drury Stith for his lifetime of service to the community not only as an oncologist at the Cancer Center but through offices he has held at church and leadership he has provided with many community projects including chairing the Capital Campaign for the Cancer Center.

The Young Entrepreneur of the Year, a new addition to the annual awards went to Meredith Lusk, founder, owner and operator of Moonrise Jewelry in Cape Charles. Lusk, a graduate of Broadwater Academy went off to college and then returned to the Shore to create her own employment by using her talents to design and make jewelry and then sell it at Moonrise.

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce was founded in the early fifties and has been active in promoting business and providing services and benefits to over 500 Eastern Shore members.